Kersey & Co. doors
See the attribution at
foot of page.
These photographs have been contributed by Angela Harvey, to
whom our thanks. They really should be in the These we have lost
section, but we've only seen this sign in 2017.
Not only on a curve but with a really chunky
MOTOR BODY REPAIRS, CHASSIS WELDING
Since these photographs were taken, another motor repair company
has occupied these premises (officially 2 Hervey Street). The gate has
therefore been painted over. The business stands on the opposite corner
to X-Spurt Tyres on the jaws of Hervey Street as it meets Cemetery
Road. Here we can celebrate a (lost) real carnival-style piece of
courtesy Angela Harvey
[UPDATE 21.8.2020: 'Hi,
l’ve been searching for sometime now for anything to do with my brother
and l found your photos. My brother was an artist and was ‘the Co.’
part of the company, his name was Barry Barnard and he worked spraying
cars and doing custom work on them for Kersey; as a little girl I
often went down to visit him at work .
Barry painted the doors; as well as this he painted a wonderful mural
at what once was Heath Road Hospital in the children’s waiting room of
animals and an ark. His son, Lee, is also talented and l believe used
to work for the BBC designing / painting sets. Thanks. Ami
Noble-Andrews, Devon.' Many thanks
to Lady Amelia for providing a suitable credit to the sign-writer who
created this striking piece of lettering.]
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